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Spring Course: Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature

RUSS 4811-3. Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature Surveys Russian literature from 1800 to 1900, emphasizing major authors, including Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy and Chekhov. The course explores the development of major literary movements and genres; the relationship between literature and historical, political and social phenomena; and other topics central to the nineteenth-century Russian tradition. Taught in English. Same as HUMN 4811. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.

Spring Course: Introduction to Russian Culture

RUSS 2211-3. Introduction to Russian Culture Provides a chronological overview of civilization in the area now known as Russia, from its beginnings to the Russian Revolution of 1917. Outlining the geographic, social, artistic, economic, religious and political forces that have shaped Russian history, the course considers how these factors have shaped and constituted Russian culture across the centuries. Taught in English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: historical context.

Staying in Boulder over Fall Break? Eat, play and study at the UMC.

The UMC is open special hours for your use next week during Fall Break. Eat, study, play - all under one roof!

Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill, Baby Doe's Coffee & Bakery, and The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games are open Mon.-Wed., Nov. 24-26 and Sat., Nov. 29. Check specific hours here.

Building hours over break:

  • Nov. 22 & 23: Closed
  • Nov. 24-26: Open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 27-28: Closed for Thanksgiving holiday
  • Nov. 29: Open 7 a.m. - TBD
  • Nov. 30: Closed

  • Student Research: Title IX Awareness in the University of Colorado Boulder Student Population

    Interested in campus culture and gender violence issues? Join a sociological study of Title IX awareness and gender violence prevention! Now recruiting undergraduate students 18 and older for a two-hour focus group held on-campus. Participants will receive financial compensation and have the opportunity to contribute to the evolution of gender violence awareness and prevention on college campuses. To join the study or learn more, contact Alexis Schwartz at Alexis.Schwartz@Colorado.EDU.

    November 20, 2014 • Alexis Schwartz • Alexis.Schwartz@Colorado.EDU

    Student Research: Concealed Weapons and Campus Crime

    The following survey is designed to evaluate any effects permitting legal concealed weapons has had on CU-Boulder, the overall level of campus safety, and the general attitudes CU has towards permitting concealed weapons on campus. The survey should take roughly 5-10 minutes to complete, and all answers will be completely anonymous. Participation is completely voluntary. Please click this link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2LX6MCX

    Student Research: How Much Do YOU Know About Your Food?

    As biotechnology advances and food demands increase, the use of new agricultural processes have begun to take root, specifically the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). The purpose of this survey is to gather the opinions and perceptions college students have, as well as their knowledge, surrounding the debate of GMOs. Please click this link to take the survey: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_efb3HcRXZYhVPsF

    Who shines as a STAR in Student Affairs?

    The Student Affairs Recognition (STAR) recognizes staff who go above and beyond in their service to our campus and in their commitment to students and the values of Student Affairs. Nominations are due by Dec. 3. This year's recipient will receive $500 and will be announced at the Student Affairs Appreciation Breakfast on Jan 29. Make time to nominate someone you see going above and beyond in our Division!

    New Student Job Openings at the UMC!

    The University Memorial Center is now offering two new student positions within UMC Operations: Events Planning & Catering Assistant, CU GOLD Student Coordinator, Food Service and more.

    It's a great experience in a dynamic environment! The positions will remain open until filled. Apply soon!

    To apply please visit: www.colorado.edu/umc/jobs/student for more details and applications.

    Mediterranean menu at the UMC

    The Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill is offering a Mediterranean menu for students, faculty and staff to enjoy.

    Try these exiting flavors with Algerian chicken made with antibiotic-free poultry from the local Red Bird Farms, or tzatziki sauce made in-house!

    Served daily starting at 11 a.m., enjoy one our our three options: Greek Nachos, Salad or a Plate. Vegetarian options available.

    Learn to dance Argentine Tango

    Come learn Argentine Tango with the Tango Club at CU. It's fun and it's a great way to de-stress after a long week. Casual dress, but wear smooth-soled shoes or bring socks (you want to be able to slide).

    Beginner-friendly--no partner or experience required.

    *WHEN: 7 p.m. every Friday night
    *WHERE: Basement of the Carlson Gym

    Don't miss out. See our Facebook group for more info.

    MA in Media and Public Engagement (MAPE) Information Meeting

    Join Media Studies faculty for an informational meeting for this new interdisciplinary program.

    Dec. 4 5-6 p.m. IBS 155B

    MAPE is a two-year interdisciplinary program that spans traditional boundaries between theory and practice, offers a critical study of the history, institutions, economics and social implications of the media, nationally and globally, combined with practice-based media training.

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    Join the VRC in thanking our heroes around the world

    Wednesday, Dec. 3 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UMC 235
    Join the Volunteer Resource Center in showing our appreciation for heroes around the world by attending our Operation Write Home event. OWH is a community of card-makers that, through art and creativity, support and encourage men and women serving in the armed forces. We will also have a Toys for Tots drop off box at this event. Please bring new, unwrapped gifts that will be distributed to children this holiday season. For more information visit volunteer.colorado.edu

    November 19, 2014 • VRC Events • vrcevents@colorado.edu

    Nominate the STAR in Student Affairs

    The Student Affairs Recognition (STAR) recognizes staff who go above and beyond in their service to our campus and in their commitment to students and the values of Student Affairs. Nominations are due by Dec. 3. This year's recipient will receive $500 and will be announced at the Student Affairs Appreciation Breakfast on Jan. 29. Make time to nominate someone you see going above and beyond in our division.

    RUSS 2471: Women in Russian Culture: From Folklore to the 19th Century

    The course introduces most fascinating female characters in Russian history, culture and literature. Learn about mighty princesses and tsarinas, rebellious wives and pious Christians, legendary Amazons and fearless terrorists. Explore changing roles and cultural images of women as reflected in Russian folklore, documents, costumes, icons, paintings and literature (fiction and non-fiction) from medieval times to the 19th century. Taught in English. Approved for the Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum: Historical Context

    November 18, 2014 • Tatiana Mikhailova • mikhailo@colorado.edu

    Moral Dilemmas in Literature and Philosophy: Love, Sex, & Marriage

    What role should love and sex play in society? Should they be regulated? How have expectations of gender changed our view of love and marriage? How did bourgeois culture affect conceptions of femininity, masculinity, and autonomy?

    This semester GRMN 2603 will cover moral dilemmas in art and society associated with love, sex, and marriage in philosophy and literature from the 18th to 20th centuries. Tues and Thurs, 3:30-4:45.

    lower-division Ideals & Values; No pre-requisites; Conducted in English

    November 18, 2014 • Prof. Lauren Stone • lauren.stone@colorado.edu

    Sing along at Karaoke Night - next one is Dec 4

    Sing along to fun tunes on Thursday night while trying out Club 156's cool sound and light system - free. Check out the karaoke photos on Facebook. This makes for a fun night with new and old friends, at 8 p.m. in Club 156, 1st floor UMC. Food & beverage are right next door.

    2014 DATES:

  • Dec. 4 & 11

    The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC Check our new Late Night Menu - right here on campus!

  • 8-Ball Billiards Tournament, Nov. 19

    Test your skills, learn new ones and earn bragging rights at The Connection's 8 and 9-ball billiards tournaments, every other Wednesday. There's a $5 entry fee and prizes for the top finishers. Sign up starts 6 p.m. at The Connection Front Desk; play begins at 7 p.m. BCA rules apply.

    2014 Dates

    8-Ball Tournaments:

  • Nov. 19

    9-Ball Tournaments:

  • Dec. 3

    Eat while you play! Check our new Late Night Menu - right here on campus!

  • Omeka as a tool for digital humanities projects: Learners Lunch @ Music

    Omeka is a free, open-source content management tool for digital collections. This workshop will offer an overview of Omeka and what it can do for digital humanities scholars. Several projects will be demonstrated including a local project on Colorado sheet music publishers.

    Nov. 19, noon, Imig N285

    November 17, 2014 • Holley Long & Laurie Sampsel

    Fall/Thanksgiving Break dining hours


    Thursday, Nov. 20
    WeatherTech Cafe closes 2 a.m. (Fri morning)

    Friday, Nov. 21
    All grab-n-gos, retail markets, Darley, Libby and Sewall Dining Centers close 2 p.m.
    C4C closes 8 p.m.

    Nov. 27-28
    The Bakery closed (university holiday)


    Sunday, Nov. 30
    WeatherTech Cafe opens 2 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 1
    All dining centers, grab-n-gos, retail markets, The Bakery and WeatherTech Cafe resume normal hours

    Tucked and Taped: CU's Drag Show

    CU's annual drag show is a free event in the lower gym of the Rec Center that showcases the talents of amateur and professional drag performers. Saturday Nov. 15, from 8 - 10:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

    November 14, 2014 • Nicholas Morris • nimo7088@colorado.edu

    Bursar's Office special hours Nov. 17

    The Bursar's Office will be closed Monday, Nov. 17, from 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., so staff can attend a special event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    November 14, 2014 • Susie Jacobs • suzanne.jacobs@colorado.edu

    Free health fair Tuesday, Nov. 18

    On Tuesday, Nov. 18 the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) and the pre-health division of SASC will be hosting a free Health Fair from 9 am - 3pm in the UMC Gallery for all CU students and staff. Free items include blood work (please fast for at least 6 hours prior), a general health screening, flu shots from 1-3pm, physical therapy from 10 am - 1pm (from Wardenburg), and aromatherapy/stress reduction from 1-3pm (from Community Health). Please come by if you have a few minutes for a free health screening.

    Climate Colorado Switch 2020 Summit

    First Annual Climate Colorado, Climate Summit will be held Nov. 15-16 in Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom.

    The Climate Colorado Summit will bring key Colorado stakeholders together, including citizens, students, city council/mayors/managers, county commissioners, NGO’s, and business leaders with the objective to create a blueprint and master plan to solve our climate crisis by 2020.

    Come help chart Colorado's sustainable future.

    More information at: http://climatecolorado.org/

    November 14, 2014 • Robert Castellino • rlcastellino@gmail.com

    International Education Week: Nov. 17-21

    Join the Office of International Education as we celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 17-21. Check out our website for a full schedule of what’s going on, but which includes an International Community Parade (bring a sign saying why you’re proud to be a part of CU’s international community, and you could win a prize!), a reception where the 2014 Global Citizens and Champions of International Education –as well as our student Photo Contest winners– will be recognized, International Trivia night, and our weekly International Coffee Hour.

    Paid student leadership position with Career Services

    Career Services is seeking applications from undergraduates interested in serving in a leadership role as a Peer Career Advisor. The position allows students to use their strengths in conducting career related presentations and helping students navigate the job/internship search process. Attend an info session to learn more: Thursday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. in C4C N215 or Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. in C4C S350. Learn more. Apply by Sunday, Nov. 30.

    November 13, 2014 • Cori Shaff • cori.shaff@colorado.edu